gets handled nowadays, even though the postal service can be cheaper, if you're down to the wire, fedex and u.p.s. can save the day with last-minute deliveries. which brings us back to our pie. i explain that i had it in mind to send the pie to my friend and colleague. >> good evening. >> reporter: one-time abc news reporter, now anchoring the news in honolulu, hawaii. distance involved, roughly 6,000 miles. my deadline to get the pie to her, 24 hours. cranberry apple, that's what went into the fedex box. for precious or fragile items, best to leave the packaging to the professionals. and our pie is out the door. for the next few hours, you see that purple line? that's our pie on its journey. headed from memphis, tennessee. why memphis? well, look at this place. this is fedex's global super hub, which at more than 800 acres, feels more like a military base than a shipping facility.